There are 2 translations of sail in Spanish:

sail1

Pronunciation: /seɪl/

n

  • 1 [Nautical/Náutica] 1.1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (of ship, boat) vela (feminine) in the days of sail en la época de los barcos de or a vela in full sail con las velas desplegadas under sail a vela to hoist sail izar* velas to take in sail reducir* velas to set sail (start journey) zarpar, hacerse* a la mar [yacht/galleon] hacerse* a la vela to trim sb's sails cortarle las alas a algn
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    • Through the trees you may catch glimpses of billowing sails, wind surfers, cross-lakes ferries and motor boats.
    • The boat suddenly lurched and spun about as the sail was unfurled and caught the wind.
    • The wind caught the sails with a dull boom and the ship heeled about, tacking into the westerly breeze sweeping across the lake.
    1.2 (trip) (no plural/sin plural) viaje (masculine) en barco ( or en velero etc) to go for a sail salir* a navegar it's at least a day's sail away queda por lo menos a un día en barco or de navegación
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    • The longest leg of the journey is then the sail to Fort William and the final ascent of Ben Nevis.
    • Kate and Josie Fraser lead out a group of fellow 2003 NCAS Sailing scholarship holders on a training sail at Ballina last November.
    • A night's frantic journey or a daring sail on the treacherous winter sea is all it would take to put an ambusher in their path.
    1.3 countable/numerable
    (plural sail)
    (ship) velero (masculine) a dozen sail una docena de veleros
  • 2 countable/numerable (of windmill) aspa (feminine)
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    • On either side of her rose hills covered with vineyards and the gently rotating white sails of the windmills used for crushing grapes.
    • Only the sky at the top of each card is left, demarcated by the missing outlines of windmill sails, or trees, or Table Mountain.
    • A tourist boat putters by in the canal; the sails of the huge windmill overhead cast long, cool shadows across the road.

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There are 2 translations of sail in Spanish:

sail2

vt

  • 1.1 (control) [boat/ship] gobernar*, manejar he sailed the vessel too close to the shore llevó la embarcación demasiado cerca de la costa his job is sailing yachts for wealthy owners trabaja como patrón de yates de gente rica
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    • It has also been alleged that the Burgers did not have the necessary papers and skipper's tickets to sail the yacht, which was apparently not insured.
    • The user may choose from a variety of ships, or may sail a custom-made vessel.
    • Lo and behold Jane is forced to believe when one dreary night Captain Hook sails his ship above London and snatches Jane away under the assumption that it's Wendy!
    1.2 (travel, cross) to sail the seven seas navegar* por todos los océanos, surcar* los siete mares [literary/literario] she intends to sail the Atlantic single-handed piensa cruzar el Atlántico en solitario
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    • It had been fun, pretending to be a captain of a great ship that sailed the high seas.
    • That ship could sail the sea of Storms if it had to.
    • It's a disgrace that British-flagged ships should sail the seas carrying British exports but the crews are foreign.

vi

  • 1 1.1 (travel) [ship/boat] navegar*; [person/passenger] ir* en barco, navegar* we watched as the yacht/cruiser sailed slowly out to sea miramos como el yate/crucero se hacía lentamente a la mar how long does it take to sail to New York? ¿cuánto se tarda en ir a Nueva York en barco? to sail around the world dar* la vuelta al mundo en barco I love to go sailing me encanta salir a navegar 1.2 (depart) [person/ship] zarpar, salir*
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    • It takes time for ships to sail from their home ports to deployment areas.
    • Sblt Tielens sailed with the ship from his home port in Cairns to Darwin as part of the sailing ship's circumnavigation of the globe.
    • A flotilla of more than 50 boats, yachts and lifeboats surrounded the magnificent ship as it sailed majestically into its home port.
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    • It was from here that Captain Cook sailed on the epic voyage which led to the discovery of Australia.
    • Ships of the RAN will sail from Sydney Harbour to rendezvous with our international visitors off the coast.
    • There are skippers sailing out of Peterhead harbour on every trip knowing they have to clear more than #8000 each month before they move into profit from their voyage.
  • 2 (move effortlessly) to sail into/out of a room entrar en/salir* de una habitación con aire majestuoso a swan sailed majestically by un cisne pasó deslizándose majestuosamente the weeks just seem to sail past las semanas van pasando sin que uno se dé cuenta
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    • Finding the funding to get the plan off the ground was the most daunting task, but once launched, the Leeds International Film Festival sailed forth like a stately galleon.
    • The ball sailed smoothly into the air, suspended in time for a moment.
    • Butler, who had now taken over the kicking duties from Feeney, looked to have struck the conversion well but into the difficult breeze, the ball sailed narrowly to the right.

Phrasal verbs

sail into

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] arremeter contra

sail through

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
you'll sail through the exam aprobarás el examen con los ojos cerrados or sin ningún problema he sailed through the interview la entrevista le resultó muy fácil

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